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Published: Tuesday, June 17 2014 7:05 p.m. MDT

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Striker
Omaha, NE

Aggie,
"anybody could see that they didn't take BYU seriously in that game until it was too late"

Are you blind? Texas posted on twitter and everywhere about the masks they were using to prepare for BYU's altitude. They planned for that game for months. They were totally prepared, but BYU outclassed and outran a bunch of 5 star recruits.

If BYU wasn't so offensively challenged the year they lost to Texas, BYU would be undefeated against Texas. FYI, football is Texas. Football is like the biggest thing in Texas. I love how people like Aggie belittle the power of Texas....totally unfathomable! For BYU to be 3-1 vs. Texas, with two of those absolute blowouts, is a huge deal. BYU can and will hang with Texas, and who cares what a brand new coach puts in the locker room.

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

This great matchup was made possible because BYU accepted a 2-for-1.
Some fans say BYU is too good to have to settle for a 2-for-1.

If you enjoy the preseason attention paid to a BYU game, and enjoy playing teams like Texas, be sure to thank Tom Holmoe for not letting pride get in the way of scheduling. These are the games you want to see, even if it takes a 2-for-1 to make it happen.

MarkMAN
West Columbia, TX

U-PAC,

For me anyway it is sadly, you are correct. I have the score BYU 14 Texas 38. Sadly for me.

Mark

utesgoingdownthehill
Salt Lake City , UT

Tomahawk athlon,
In blind rage to reply me I think you forgot that the article talks about two different list. In athlon's lost BYU comes twice. Where are U?

Bluto
Sandy, UT

@Tomahawk Red...can you still say Tomahawk in Obama's PC America?

Trust us all...
Utah will not make any list.....for any reason.

They just aren't relevant to College Football, as a losing Conference Bottom-Feeder.
Just as over half of the contrived P-5 teams, are just the Washington Generals of their leagues.

Just wait and see how many Major Network games are picked up with Utah vs BYU.
The boys in the Network suits know exactly who has appeal and who does not.

BYU...National Brand with Tier 1 Academics. #62

Utah...Cute Regional School with Tier 2 Academics. #122

Aggie238
Logan, UT

Striker,

I've lived in Texas. I've seen high school stadiums that would pass for a really nice college stadium in Utah. Trust me, I know about football in Texas. Prepping with masks/altitude tents is not the same thing as coming into a game actually prepared and taking the team you are playing seriously. This is what Texas did not do enough of. Anyone who watched the game without royal blue glasses could see that.

Again, Texas is not the same team they were a decade ago, but BYU will still have a tough time beating them, in part because Texas will not be caught resting on their laurels again. In addition, the chances of a repeat performance in terms of quality of play by BYU are slim, as evidenced by the rest of BYU's games that season.

Also, altitude does have a measurable effect, but it isn't as big a deal as people make it.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

utesgoingdownthehill
Salt Lake City , UT

In athlon's lost BYU comes twice. Where are U?

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Okay, that's fair enough. I don't know where Utah is on the second list. They should definitely be there. Utah and Michigan is a pretty good matchup, whether Athlon (who has never been kind to Utah) believes it or not.

Utah/Michigan is far better than several of the games they have listed.

Be happy you're not in a power conference. Because if you were, no one would be impressed with BYU's mediocre record and you wouldn't show up on these lists.

BYU is where Utah was in 2008, 2009 and 2010... a respected western "power" that is good playing mid-majors but would sink fast in a P5.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

Bluto
Sandy, UT

They just aren't relevant to College Football, as a losing Conference Bottom-Feeder.

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Sorry to burst your bubble, but BYU is even less relevant than Utah is. That's pretty bad.

If Utah, a mediocre P5 team isn't relevant to the game... a mid-major independent that has made next to zero noise on the national scene in the last 15 years... and one that is not respected by the SEC, ACC or any of the other power conferences... and has no shot at joining the P5, BYU is flat-out dead in the water irrelevant.

Sorry, but that's reality.

utesgoingdownthehill
Salt Lake City , UT

Tomahawk red,
Outside of Utah no one cares about U. U is an after thought, BYU vs Boise is considered more interesting than Michigan vs Utah that says a lot.

Brio
Alpine, UT

@ U-PAC:

In mentioning upsets, you mentioned Michigan losing to Appalachian State. That's no bigger than Stanford losing to Utah.
And BYU losing to Utah isn't too far behind those two. Even the Utah AD realized as much, so consequently chose to drop the next couple of games against BYU. Smart move.

utesgoingdownthehill
Salt Lake City , UT

Tomahawk red ,

BYU is irrelevant than Utah? I can't tell that looking at pleothera of comments on every BYU article.Go look at every single BYU football article and tell me if Utah fans think BYU is irrelevant. Irrelevant is when someone doesn't give attention. For example SUU or Isu is irrelevant to BYU fans, because we don't spend all our time and effort commenting on those teams article.

2020
Herriman, UT

@Copacetic
No contract was broken. Utah and BYU were never scheduled to play the next two seasons. Also, you know what I mean by BYU avoiding Utah. "Their luck has run out," that was quite the stretch.

SlopJ30
St Louis, MO

U-PAC, honest question here: What was your "mark it down" prediction/guarantee before last year's TX game? I have no idea what the outcome this year will be . . but neither do you. I love how you and Chris position yourselves as level-headed truth-tellers, when you clearly have a bone to pick. At least be honest about your biases. No-one's fooled.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

utesgoingdownthehill
Salt Lake City , UT
Tomahawk red ,

BYU is irrelevant than Utah? I can't tell that looking at pleothera of comments on every BYU article.Go look at every single BYU football article and tell me if Utah fans think BYU is irrelevant. Irrelevant is when someone doesn't give attention. For example SUU or Isu is irrelevant to BYU fans, because we don't spend all our time and effort commenting on those teams article.

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Fan comments on an Internet message board do not make a team relevant, friend. Two years ago when Petrino got axed and John L. Smith made a mockery of that program, which had everyone talking about Arkansas, did that make them relevant? Hardly.

Wins on the field against respectable opponents and ascending into the top 15 and making at least a semi-serious threat to crack the BCS/Playoff is what makes teams relevant.

Sorry for that bit of reality.

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